Oberoi Hotels are serene, almost surreal retreats from the colourful chaos and cloying heat of India. They’re famed for their architecture, impeccable service, food, attention to cultural detail. Welcome, your royal highness This is Oberoi Rajvilas in Jaipur, which looks and feels like one of the magnificent palaces gracing Rajasthan. Travel-weary guests are greeted with wideContinue reading “Treated like a princess at Oberoi Rajvilas”
A new nail polish detects date rape drugs such as GBH, Xanax and Rohypnol. This extraordinary invention has been revealed on one of my favourite websites Not Impossible Now. Four students at North Carolina State University invented the nail polish. The brand is called Undercover Colors. Women can simply dip their fingers into their drinks, whichContinue reading “Travel tip: Nail polish detects date rape drugs”
Here’s my tips for solo women travellers, which include safety and cultural awareness. It’s a big, bad world, but going solo can be a lot of fun.
Women travellers to India are much reduced in numbers after high-profile rape cases. Here’s a list of travel safety tips in India for women, compiled by an Indian man, looking at the situation from his viewpoint.
This is how travel tests you. It challenges courage, resilience, tolerance and mocks your comfort zones. Which is a good thing.
Groped, grabbed, followed, leered at and continually harassed. That’s the experience of many Western women travelling solo in India and why they shouldn’t go there alone, Georgia Arlott wrote in London’s The Telegraph.
When Australians travel they like to become culture vultures. Up to a point. Because many still prefer English-speaking countries, a new survey reveals.
Intrepid traveller Ariane Tatas thought the Indian cab driver said he was taking her to a red temple….
Ships which took women to colonial India to bag a husband were known as the Fishing Fleet. These tenacious women had little lasting legacy. The British Empire was entirely dominated by men and it’s their names in the history books about the sub-continent. Until now.
You know that scene in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel where the British retirees are on the bus and it’s on a collision course with a tanker on the highway? It’s happened to me too.